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Friday, April 25, 2008

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4-24-2008: Coastal Conservancy Votes on Crucial Land Purchases at Ventura's Santa Clara River and Bay Area's Mindego Hill, and others

Meeting date: Thursday, April 24, 2008

http://www.scc.ca.gov/sccbb/0804bb/Index_Board_Book_Contents%200804.htm

3. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $4,500,000 and up to $750,000 of funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to The Nature Conservancy for the acquisition of two properties to further implementation of the Santa Clara River Parkway in Ventura County.


4. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,840,275 to seven nonprofit organizations and public agencies for specific projects located in Ballona Creek, Malibu Creek, Dockweiler State Beach, Stone Canyon Creek, Point Vicente, McCarrell's Canyon, the City of Los Angeles, urban lands in the County of Los Angeles, and various state parks in the Santa Monica Mountains to improve coastal water quality, enhance habitat and coastal access within the Santa Monica Bay Watershed to implement the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Plan.


6. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $175,000 to the City of Laguna Beach, Orange County to acquire the 10.38-acre SBD Property near the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park for habitat preservation, open space protection and public access.


7. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $120,000 to the Laguna Canyon Foundation for expenses associated with future acquisition of properties near the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park and for restoration of existing trails on recently acquired properties in the City of Laguna Beach.


12. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $7,500,000 to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to acquire the Mindego Hill Property in San Mateo County for habitat preservation, open space protection and public access.


14. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $575,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to construct 4.25 miles of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and a half mile spur trail overlook, along the ridge on the north slope of Sonoma Mountain stretching west out of Jack London State Historic Park in southwestern Sonoma County.


15. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Land Trust of Napa County toward acquisition of the Duff Ranch in Napa County.


20. Consideration and possible Conservancy approval of a disposition plan for the sale of the “Parcel 07” property of the Bel Marin Keys Unit V property (APN 171-157-07), Marin County, and authori­zation for the Executive Officer to direct the Depart­ment of General Services to transfer the property in ac­cordance with the disposition plan.


B. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $242,500 to the City of Brisbane to acquire five parcels within Brisbane Acres, an unrecorded subdivision located on the upper slopes of San Bruno Mountain in the City of Brisbane, San Mateo County.


F. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization of Redwood Region Audubon Society to accept the Offer to Dedicate an open space easement over fifteen acres of land adjacent to Humboldt Bay in the City of Eureka in Humboldt County.

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